Parallel Sessions

The mission of the QS-APPLE conference is to build world-class universities for regional communities through global partnership and collaboration. Our conference programme reflects our vision in supporting the internationalisation of Asia-Pacific universities by providing valuable opportunities for networking, exchanging best practice, and discussing recent developments in higher education in within this dynamic region. Therefore, papers will ideally present a series of discussions with regards to innovations in the practice of international education, through case studies or empirical analysis, that will help conference participants further develop their own institution's practice in the area.

Below is the proposed 2017 programme of tracks and topics that gives a glimpse of what to expect during the higher education conference.

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Tracks and Topics

Track 1 – Internationalizing the student body

Illustrative topics:

  1.  Best practice in marketing and recruiting international students
  2.  New initiatives to promote student mobility
  3. International summer schools: new directions in short-term international student mobility
  4.  Managing an international office and supporting international students
  5. Reaching a global student body through online provision (e.g. MOOCs)
  6. Global trends in student mobility
  7. Developments in national higher education policies on international student recruitment
  8. Panel discussion: international students share their experience of studying abroad
Track 2 – Promoting the global employability of graduates

Illustrative topics:

  1.  Building a globalized curriculum
  2.  The role of language training in creating global citizens
  3.  Using internships to enhance graduate employability
  4. The value of short-term international experiences (eg, field trips, study tours)
  5.  Best practices in dual and joint degrees for promoting employability
  6.  Panel discussion: multinational employers share their experiences of employing graduates
Track 3 – Internationalizing the faculty

Illustrative topics:

  1. Recruiting and retaining international faculty
  2. Using executive search agencies for international faculty recruitment
  3. The challenges of teaching in English for non-native speaking faculty
  4. Overcoming student resistance to foreign faculty
  5. Using international partnerships to promote faculty exchange
  6. Trends in international faculty mobility
  7. Developments in national visa policies for international faculty
Track 4 – Enhancing the global impact and reputation of research

Illustrative topics:

  1. Strategies for enhancing research capacity and capability
  2. Co-tutelle and joint doctoral programs
  3. Managing international research partnerships
  4. Research strategies to maximize citations and impact
  5. Publishing in English medium journals for non-native speakers
  6. Leveraging international research funding
  7. Case studies of universities that have raised research productivity
Track 5 – Building a global university brand

Illustrative topics:

  1. Social media and university brand awareness
  2. The role of world university rankings in building world-class universities
  3. Transnational education
  4. Using international branch campuses to build global universities
  5. Using international accreditation to enhance quality and brand awareness
  6. International event management and brand recognition
  7. Marketing strategies for brand development and projection